Many children learn best hands on really getting into lessons. This game allows your child to manipulate the words in the book Green Eggs and Ham gaining such a familiarity with the 50 Unique words that they can read with speed and accuracy growing confident in their reading skills.
Green Eggs and Ham is a beloved children’s story but it is also a great tool for teaching young readers. The limited selection of words (Only 50 Unique words) helps your child become familiar with the words in the story and build confidence while reading. Here is a game you can make at home that will grow with your child.
Green Eggs and Ham
Green eggs and Ham contains 50 unique words. a am and anywhere are be boat box car could dark do eat eggs fox goat good green ham here house I if in let like may me mouse not on or rain Sam say see so thank that the them there they train tree try will with would you
Now you’re ready for the fun.
GAME 1: Memory match.
Start with the easier words and progressively add harder ones.
This game will help with word recognition and you can gradually add a time limit.
GAME 2: Build the book
Have your child build sentences from the book. This will help build confidence when reading the book alone or out loud.
GAME 3: Build your own sentences
A more advanced reader will enjoy seeing how many sentences they can come up with using the 50 unique words Dr. Seuss did. WARNING adults may become addicted to this challenge as well. Hmmm sounds like a good thing to me.
Free Printable or Handmade Game
Want to skip the work? We have a printable PDF free for you to use. I recommend printing on card stock so the words do not show through for the memory match game. Do not want to subscribe? Well now you do not have too you can opt to buy this printable and more in our TPT store.